MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) - Wisconsin has requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assess the flood and tornado damage in various communities in our state.
It's a step towards asking for a federal disaster declaration, which would make more government resources and low-interest loans available.
Gov. Scott Walker says the request to FEMA starts with a preliminary damage assessment of flood- or storm-damaged homes, businesses, roads, bridges and dams.
The damage assessments will begin September 24 and take about a week to complete.
Anyone with storm damage should contact their county's emergency management Friday, September 14, if they haven't already done so. Their information will be submitted to Wisconsin Emergency Management over the weekend.